10 April 2018
An expression of tremendous gratitude goes out to our many committed ERFA members for attending today’s hearing at the Board of Standards & Appeals. While the downtown early morning was gray and misty, the sky began to clear many hours later when the hearing adjourned.
If you attended the hearing and were able to testify, please know that the registered impact of that was powerful. Whether your speech was a simple, “I live in the neighborhood and I am opposed to this megatower,” or a more extended explanation, there is no question that our steadfast commitment to protecting the East River Fifties is now well documented with this government agency.
Importantly, if you attended the hearing and were unable to stay due to time constraints, we remain grateful for your effort and your presence.
PLEASE KNOW THAT YOUR TESTIMONY CAN STILL BE REGISTERED BY MAILING IT TO:
Hon. Chair Margery Perlmutter
Also, your names as participating speakers was registered with the BSA upon sign in. That long list of people who wished to speak, plus the very presence of so many other members of our community, made a vivid impression on the commissioners.
Finally, our next hearing date has been set for the 19th of June. Please stay tuned for further information regarding upcoming ERFA meetings, and again, many thanks for your commitment and passion on behalf of the neighborhood we all know and love.
All best wishes,
ERFA leadership Team
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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!
“…the mayor has been clear and public in his opposition to this project.”https://nypost.com/2018/04/04/law-firm-that-represented-de-blasio-now-helping-developer-with-city-deal/
The mayor has added his voice to the many elected officials and civic organizations who have spoken out to support ERFA’s hard-won zoning change.
It’s now up to the Board of Standards & Appeals to decide whether to grant the developer of the 430 East 58th Street construction site an exemption from the new law.
It is ESSENTIAL for our community to show the BSA how strongly we oppose granting the developer’s requested exemption.
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD.
MAKE IT KNOWN THAT THERE IS NO PLACE FOR A MEGATOWER IN THE EAST 50s.
We look forward to seeing you all at the hearing at the
Tuesday Morning, April 10th
Hearing begins at 10 am; arrive by 9:30 am to ensure seating
The ERFA bus will be leaving at 8:15 am from in front of Morso, 420 East 59th Street.
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